Meaning of “schedule” in the English Dictionary

"schedule" in English

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schedulenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈʃedʒ.uːl/ us /ˈskedʒ.uːl/

B2 a list of planned activities or things to be done showing the times or dates when they are intended to happen or be done:

a production schedule
a hectic/tight (= very busy) schedule
Everything went according to schedule (= as had been planned).

B1 US UK timetable a list of the times when events are planned to happen, for example the times when classes happen or when buses, etc. leave and arrive:

The class schedule is available on the website.
a bus schedule
a schedule of talks at the convention

formal an official list of things:

a schedule of business expenses
ahead of schedule

B2 early:

We expect the building work to be completed ahead of schedule.
on schedule

B2 not early or late

fall behind schedule

to do less work than you planned to do by a particular point in time

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scheduleverb [ T often passive ]

uk /ˈʃedʒ.uːl/ us /ˈskedʒ.uːl/

B2 to arrange that an event or activity will happen at a particular time:

The meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.
[ + to infinitive ] The flight is scheduled to arrive at 8.45, but it's running 20 minutes late.

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scheduled
adjective uk /ˈʃedʒ.uːld/ us /ˈskedʒ.uːld/

B2

This program will be broadcast half an hour later than the scheduled time.

(Definition of “schedule” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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schedulenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈskedʒ·ul, -əl/ /ˈʃedʒ-/

a list of planned activities or things to be done at or during a particular time:

[ C ] Amid her hectic schedule, she found time to stop by.
[ C ] The work schedule for this month is posted on the staff bulletin board.
[ U ] The construction was completed ahead of/on/behind schedule (= early/on time/late).
[ U ] Everything went according to schedule (= as planned).

An airline/bus/train schedule (also also timetable) is a list of days and times that aircraft/buses/trains leave and arrive at particular places.

scheduleverb [ T ]

us /ˈskedʒ·ul, -əl/ /ˈʃedʒ-/

to plan something for a particular time:

The meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.
The film is scheduled to begin production in August.

(Definition of “schedule” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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schedulenoun

uk /ˈʃedjuːl/ us /ˈskedʒuːl/

[ C ] a plan of activities or tasks together with the times or dates when they are intended to happen or be done:

a hectic/tight/busy schedule
The company will cut its first-quarter production schedule by 4%.
It's important that we have a flexible work schedule.
design/plan a schedule First and foremost you should plan a schedule for the project.
keep to/work to/have a schedule
a schedule of activities/events/meetings

[ C ] US TRANSPORT a list of the times when buses, trains, and planes leave and arrive:

a bus/train schedule

[ C ] COMMUNICATIONS a list of television or radio programmes that are broadcast at particular times:

television schedules
We are looking at ways to improve the daytime schedule.

[ C ] a formal list:

a schedule of prices/rates

[ C ] LAW, INSURANCE an official list of things that are affected by a legal or insurance agreement:

The paintings were added to the insurance schedule.
ahead of schedule

early:

The meeting finished ahead of schedule.
If things continue to run ahead of schedule, construction could be finished two months early.
on schedule

at the right time, not early or late:

The group remains on schedule to open six new outlets in the second half.
fall behind schedule

to do less work than you planned to do by a particular point in time:

The project started six months late and continued to fall behind schedule.
according to schedule

at the time or in the way that was planned:

If everything goes according to schedule, work will be complete in December.

scheduleverb [ T ]

uk /ˈʃedjuːl/ us /ˈskedʒuːl/

to arrange for an event or activity to happen at a particular time:

The appeals court may rule after receiving a government response or may schedule a hearing.
be scheduled to do sth $227 million was scheduled to be paid to assorted hospitals and clinics.
schedule sth for Monday/May/next year, etc. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m.
be scheduled for release/completion/publication

(Definition of “schedule” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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schedule

A schedule is attached to those decisions.
Perhaps we should schedule this as a start in order to be able eventually to say to those responsible in the regions: we can achieve improvements for women here.
The deployment was resumed after 12 days and this 12-day break did not affect the general schedule of the operation.
Last week’s interparliamentary conference made it possible to hold an initial, encouraging debate on the diagnosis, schedule and scope of the reform.
However, it is not certain that significant progress has been made; the project is seriously delayed compared to the proposed schedule.
I should like to keep on schedule.
The schedule of simplification for the years 2006-2009 provides for 43 revisions, 12 codifications, 26 other measures and 8 repeals.
Fourthly, a schedule should be set up because, since 2002, when there were similar talks, some actions have been taken without a defined timescale.
Now we do not need this time schedule but still, inertly, we have this time schedule on our tables and nobody tries to deal with this question.
Why not schedule a fourth rail package, which could look in detail at funding mechanisms, and particularly coordination with public service obligations, as well as the funding of loss-making lines?